ELP : Emerson, Lake, & Palmer (Official Thread)

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970)
Tarkus (1971)
Pictures at an Exhibition (1971)
Trilogy (1972)
Brain Salad Surgery (1973)
Works Volume 1 (1977)
Works Volume 2 (1977)
Love Beach (1978)
Black Moon (1992)
In the Hot Seat (1994)


I saw ELP on their Brain Salad Surgery Tour.

This triple-LP was cut from that tour :


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Re: ELP : Emerson, Lake, & Palmer

I never saw ELP , but their debut album is excellent and remains one of my favorite Prog/rock albums of all time. I know some people accuse them of excess and overindulgence musically, but that is what I love about prog in general,,,taking chances stretching the boundaries, some epic failures of course, but some timeless classic albums to enjoy as well.
 

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Re: ELP : Emerson, Lake, & Palmer

ELP is on my top 5 list of great prog bands. I dont care for much after 1978, Brain Salad Surgery was the last album worth while to me.

I would recommend the Debut and Tarkus to anyone. Emmerson is a fantastic keyboardist, he rivals Wakeman.
 

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I think the most disappointing "Serious" recording ELP did was Pictures at an Exhibition, the orchestral version is Light Years better. Love Beach would be the worst album they ever released.
 

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Re: ELP : Emerson, Lake, & Palmer

If there is one suite of music that I think exemplifies Emerson, lake and palmer ,it is Tarkus. The form and structure of it is akin to classical music. This is here where the band displayed they were a legitimate band , not a showcase for soloing.
However, the best version would be off the live `74 Welcome Back my friends.. Aquatarkus is awesome and a mindblower!
 

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Definitely a mind blower, Stout !!

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I have to be in a certain mind set to listen to this stuff, though. I can listen to this when I am in a really funky, quiet mood and just want to sit alone and not be pestered.
 

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Re: ELP : Emerson, Lake, & Palmer

One of my favorite works by them (no pun intended)

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Re: ELP : Emerson, Lake, & Palmer

Don't mind me a bit of ELP, starting to get into them now. Karn Evil 9 is already a favourite! :D
 

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Re: ELP : Emerson, Lake, & Palmer

Cool Salmacis!! Another favorite of mine!!

TAKE A PEBBLE!!

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MY ALL TIME FAVORITE!! You'll feel like you died and went to heaven when you get through all of this!!

THE ENDLESS ENIGMA: HERE IS PART ONE!!


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Re: ELP : Emerson, Lake, & Palmer

Nice to see some fans of ELP show up. I like the debut the best, but Tarkus, Brain Salad Surgery and Trilogy are essential to any fans library. I even enjoyed their live album recorded in Montreal's Olympic stadium with full orchestra.
 

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